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MATILDA Hosts Google+ Hangout with Lucy Dahl Tonight

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MATILDA Hosts Google+ Hangout with Lucy Dahl Tonight

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, with Penguin Young Readers Group, has launched a monthly book club in celebration of Roald Dahl. Tonight at 7:30 EDT fans can watch Lucy Dahl during a Google+ Hangout video chat as she explores topics and themes from the book "Matilda" and shares her own stories of growing up as the daughter of best-selling author Roald Dahl. To watch the Google+ Hangout visit: www.MatildaTheMusical.com/bookclub.

Fans can use the #AskLucyDahl hashtag on Twitter to submit questions now and live during the Google+ Hangout tonight.

The Matilda Book Club with Penguin Young Readers Group April book will be announced tonight after the Google+ Hangout.

For a chance to win May's book, visit the Matilda Book Club Facebook tab and join the club: www.MatildaTheMusical.com/bookclub.

Penguin Young Readers Group is one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Viking, Razorbill, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Green, Anthony Horowitz, John Flanagan, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, Richard Peck, Patricia Polacco, and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as The Little Engine That Could, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Strega Nona, Madeline, Mad Libs, Alex Rider, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Flower Fairies, and Pippi Longstocking, among many others. Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group (USA), the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group, one of the largest English-language trade book publishers in the world. The Penguin Group is owned by Pearson plc, the international media group.

Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda The Musical is more than a show, it's a phenomenon. Based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox), Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

Produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, Matilda The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms this exhilarating and ingenious production with a book by playwright *Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.

The production has sets and costumes by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.

Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com.

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